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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138666/extensive-pyomyositis-of-vastus-muscles
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Chong Yau Ong, Jin Lee Lim, Lourdes Ducusin Galang
We report a case study on a patient who presented with low back and thigh pain of one month duration. He was eventually diagnosed with left thigh pyomyositis. Tissue from thigh grew Staphylococcus aureus. With commencement of antibiotics and surgical drainage, patient made recovery despite prolonged hospital stay. The underlying mechanism of the extensive abscess accompanied by lack of systemic symptoms; is related to relative immunocompromised state of having underlying diabetes mellitus.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133715/minimally-invasive-lateral-foraminotomy-with-partial-lateral-facetectomy-for-lumbar-radiculopathy-an-evaluation-of-facet-integrity-and-description-of-the-procedure
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Akshay Hari, Murali Krishna, Santosh Rajagandhi, Ankit Sharma, Rajakumar V Deshpande
Foraminal stenosis causing nerve root compression and radiculopathy is a relatively common pathology in the lumbar spine. The treatment of choice, when surgery is indicated, is foraminal decompression at the affected level, usually through a conventional midline open foraminotomy. Minimally invasive lateral foraminotomy with partial lateral facetectomy is a potentially effective surgical alternative when such a surgery is warranted. The evaluation of the efficacy and benefits of this approach for treatment of radiculopathy; an assessment of facet integrity; and, a detailed description of the procedure are also provided...
November 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128205/endometrial-ablation
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Malcolm G Munro
Endometrial ablation (EA) includes a spectrum of procedures performed with or without hysteroscopic direction, designed to destroy the endometrium for the treatment of the symptom of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) secondary to a spectrum of causes, but most commonly those that are endometrial in origin (AUB-E) or ovulatory disorders (AUB-O). Resectoscopic endometrial ablation (REA) is often mistakenly referred to as the "first generation" technique, while proprietary devices that do not use the resectoscope (nonresectoscopic EA or NREA) are often misperceived as "second generation" devices...
October 20, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125934/bringing-urban-governance-back-in-neighborhood-conflicts-and-depression
#4
Qiang Fu
Urban governance and its impact on contentious politics have received remarkably little attention in existing studies on mental health. Drawing on a measure of neighborhood conflicts developed in a survey of thirty-nine urban neighborhoods in Guangzhou, China, this article investigates the potential link between urban governance and mental health. Net of sociodemographic, relational, and environmental measures, it finds that among residents' conflicts with different entities of urban governance, only those with local/grassroots governments are significantly associated with more depressive symptoms...
November 7, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123372/the-effect-of-musculoskeletal-problems-on-fatigue-and-productivity-of-office-personnel-a-cross-sectional-study
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H Daneshmandi, A R Choobineh, H Ghaem, M Alhamd, A Fakherpour
Introduction: Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) can impact on fatigue and productivity of office workers. This study aimed to investigate the effect of musculoskeletal problems on fatigue and productivity among office personnel. Methods: This study was performed on 101 Iranian office workers. Data were gathered through a demographic questionnaire, Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire, Numeric Rating Scale, Persian version of Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue Scale, and Persian version of Health and Work Questionnaire...
September 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122182/work-related-physical-psychosocial-and-individual-factors-associated-with-musculoskeletal-symptoms-among-surgeons-implications-for-ergonomic-interventions
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Iman Dianat, Ahmad Bazazan, Mohammad Amin Souraki Azad, Seyedeh Sakineh Salimi
This study evaluated the effect of physical, psychosocial and individual factors on the presence of musculoskeletal symptoms (MSS) among surgeons (n = 312) in Iran. Data were collected using questionnaires and analysed by multivariate logistic regression. The prevalence of MSS, particularly in the knees (48.7%), neck (45.8%), low back (42.3%) and shoulders (40.1%) was relatively high. Work-related factors including time spent on surgeries each week (>25 h/week), number of hours working in standing position per day (>4 h/day), moderate to high levels of work-family conflict, duration of each surgery (>3 h), number of years worked as a surgeon (>10 years) and surgical specialty (particularly cardiothoracic and obstetric/gynecologic surgeries) were independently associated with the presence of MSS in different body regions...
February 2018: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115997/psychological-symptoms-among-hospital-nurses-in-taiwan-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mei-Ju Chen, Shiue-Shan Weng
BACKGROUND: A considerable number of studies have identified the risk factors attributable to job-related stress among nurses. However, studies investigating psychological symptoms among hospital nurses is still lacking, especially in Taiwan, where the average patient to nurse ratio is among the highest in the world. This study aimed to investigate the potential role of self-rated health status, self-reported diseases, and utilization of occupational health checks in psychological symptoms among Taiwanese nurses...
November 7, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113614/validation-of-family-conflict-scales-for-family-caregivers-of-persons-with-dementia-in-long-term-care-facilities-and-exploration-of-family-conflicts-and-support
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Chie Fukui, Mariko Sakka, Rachel Marry Amiya, Iori Sato, Kiyoko Kamibeppu
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to develop a family conflict scale for family caregivers of persons with dementia in long-term care facilities and to explore the relationship between family conflicts and family support. METHODS: The scale was developed through forward- and back-translations, interviews with 12 staff members in long-term care facilities, and cognitive interviews with 12 family caregivers who met operational definitions in this study. The test was conducted with 334 family caregivers and a retest was conducted with 318 family caregivers who had indicated willingness to participate further...
November 8, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111171/hip-symptoms-physical-performance-and-health-status-in-older-adults-with-chronic-low-back-pain-a-preliminary-investigation
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Gregory E Hicks, J Megan Sions, Teonette O Velasco
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to determine: a) if there are differences in the prevalence of clinical hip symptoms between older adults with and without CLBP; and b) whether co-existing hip symptoms are associated with worse physical performance and poorer health-related quality of life (HRQOL). DESIGN: Case-control study SETTING: Individuals participated in a standardized evaluation in a clinical laboratory. PATIENT SAMPLE: Clinical hip symptoms, which are proposed predictors of radiographic hip osteoarthritis according to American College of Rheumatology guidelines, were evaluated in a volunteer sample of 54 community-dwelling older adults, aged 60-85, with CLBP and 54 age- and sex-matched healthy controls...
October 27, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110557/post-discharge-issues-identified-by-a-call-back-program-identifying-improvement-opportunities
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Patty Ines Ojeda, Areeba Kara
OBJECTIVES: The period following discharge from the hospital is one of heightened vulnerability. Discharge instructions serve as a guide during this transition. Yet, clinicians receive little feedback on the quality of this document that ties into the patients' experience. We reviewed the issues voiced by discharged patients via a call-back program and compared them to the discharge instructions they had received. METHODS: At our institution, patients receive an automated call forty-eight hours following discharge inquiring about progress...
November 7, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110150/the-effect-of-an-aerobic-exercise-bout-24%C3%A2-h-prior-to-each-doxorubicin-treatment-for-breast-cancer-on-markers-of-cardiotoxicity-and-treatment-symptoms-a-rct
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Amy A Kirkham, Neil D Eves, Rob E Shave, Kelcey A Bland, Joshua Bovard, Karen A Gelmon, Sean A Virani, Don C McKenzie, Eric J Stöhr, Darren E R Waburton, Kristin L Campbell
PURPOSE: In rodents, a single exercise bout performed 24 h prior to a single doxorubicin treatment provides cardio-protection. This study investigated whether performing this intervention prior to every doxorubicin treatment for breast cancer reduced subclinical cardiotoxicity and treatment symptoms. METHODS: Twenty-four women with early stage breast cancer were randomly assigned to perform a 30-min, vigorous-intensity treadmill bout 24 h prior to each of four doxorubicin-containing chemotherapy treatments or to usual care...
November 6, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105941/assessment-and-manifestation-of-central-sensitisation-across-different-chronic-pain-conditions
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L Arendt-Nielsen, B Morlion, S Perrot, A Dahan, A Dickenson, H G Kress, C Wells, D Bouhassira, A Mohr Drewes
Different neuroplastic processes can occur along the nociceptive pathways and may be important in the transition from acute to chronic pain and for diagnosis and development of optimal management strategies. The neuroplastic processes may result in gain (sensitisation) or loss (desensitisation) of function in relation to the incoming nociceptive signals. Such processes play important roles in chronic pain, and although the clinical manifestations differ across condition processes, they share some common mechanistic features...
November 5, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103528/a-randomised-controlled-trial-investigating-the-benefits-of-adaptive-working-memory-training-for-working-memory-capacity-and-attentional-control-in-high-worriers
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Matthew Hotton, Nazanin Derakshan, Elaine Fox
The process of worry has been associated with reductions in working memory capacity and availability of resources necessary for efficient attentional control. This, in turn, can lead to escalating worry. Recent investigations into working memory training have shown improvements in attentional control and cognitive performance in high trait-anxious individuals and individuals with sub-clinical depression. The current randomised controlled trial investigated the effects of 15 days of adaptive n-back working memory training, or an active control task, on working memory capacity, attentional control and worry in a sample of high worriers...
November 3, 2017: Behaviour Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097958/unresolved-congenital-torticollis-and-its-consequences-a-report-of-2-cases
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Mette Hobaek Siegenthaler
Objective: The purpose of this report was to describe the clinical presentation and case management of 2 children with congenital torticollis. Clinical Features: Two male children (ages 6 and 10 years) presented to a chiropractic clinic with a history of congenital torticollis. They showed signs and symptoms of postural deficiency and developmental delay: posterior plagiocephaly, facial scoliosis, head tilt, compensatory thoracic scoliosis, decreased range of motion in the cervical spine, palpable decreased segmental motion of the upper cervical spine, and an age-related delay in throwing and catching a ball and in one-leg standing...
September 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095302/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hematomas-one-case-report-and-rehabilitation-outcome
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Hang Xian, Li-Wei Xu, Cong-Han Li, Jian-Ming Hao, Wei-Xia Wan, Guo-Dong Feng, Ke-Jian Lian, Lin Li
RATIONALE: Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is a relatively rare but potentially disabling disease, and the classical presentation of it includes an acute onset of severe, sometimes radiating back or neck pain, followed by signs and symptoms of rapidly evolving nerve root or spinal cord compression. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report a 26-year-old female patient presented with weakness in bilateral lower extremities, progressing to intense paraplegia and anesthesia without recent medical history of trauma, infection, surgery, or drug use...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092652/head-impact-locations-in-us-high-school-boys-and-girls-soccer-concussions-2012-13-2015-16
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Zachary Kerr, Kody R Campbell, Melissa A Fraser, Dustin W Currie, Lauren A Pierpoint, Thomas Kamimski, Jason Mihalik
This study describes concussions and concussion-related outcomes sustained by high school soccer players by head impact location, sex, and injury mechanism. Data were obtained for the 2012/13-2015/16 school years from the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance System, High School RIO™. This Internet-based sports injury surveillance system captures data reported by athletic trainers from an annual average of 162 US high schools. Data were analyzed to describe circumstances of soccer concussion (e...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090335/the-prevalence-of-musculoskeletal-symptoms-in-the-construction-industry-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Waleed Umer, Maxwell F Antwi-Afari, Heng Li, Grace P Y Szeto, Arnold Y L Wong
PURPOSE: Although individual studies have reported high prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms (MSS) among construction workers, no systematic review has summarized their prevalence rates. Accordingly, this systematic review/meta-analysis aimed to synthesize MSS prevalence in different construction trades, gender and age groups, which may help develop specific ergonomic interventions. METHODS: Nine databases were searched for articles related to the research objective...
October 31, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089864/axonal-degeneration-in-tauopathies-disease-relevance-and-underlying-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Andrew Kneynsberg, Benjamin Combs, Kyle Christensen, Gerardo Morfini, Nicholas M Kanaan
Tauopathies are a diverse group of diseases featuring progressive dying-back neurodegeneration of specific neuronal populations in association with accumulation of abnormal forms of the microtubule-associated protein tau. It is well-established that the clinical symptoms characteristic of tauopathies correlate with deficits in synaptic function and neuritic connectivity early in the course of disease, but mechanisms underlying these critical pathogenic events are not fully understood. Biochemical in vitro evidence fueled the widespread notion that microtubule stabilization represents tau's primary biological role and that the marked atrophy of neurites observed in tauopathies results from loss of microtubule stability...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077966/the-pelvic-girdle-questionnaire-responsiveness-and-minimal-important-change-in-women-with-pregnancy-related-pelvic-girdle-pain-low-back-pain-or-both
#19
Britt Stuge, Hanne Krogstad Jenssen, Margreth Grotle
Background: The Pelvic Girdle Questionnaire (PGQ) is a condition-specific measure for women with pelvic girdle pain (PGP). The PGQ includes items relating to activity/participation and bodily symptoms and has reliability, validity, and feasibility for use in research and clinical practice. Objective: The purposes of this study were to examine the responsiveness of the PGQ, to determine the minimal important change (MIC) for the PGQ, and to compare the PGQ with other outcome measures...
November 1, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046934/-knowledge-of-the-population-about-leading-symptoms-of-cardiovascular-emergencies-and-the-responsibility-and-accessibility-of-medical-facilities-in-emergencies-results-of-the-kzen-study-in-western-palatinate
#20
T Luiz, S Dittrich, G Pollach, C Madler
BACKGROUND: The Westpfalz is a mainly rural region in the southwestern part of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate with 527,000 inhabitants and demonstrates a higher than average cardiovascular mortality compared to the rest of Germany. The reasons are not known. Our study attempted to investigate whether significant deficits in knowledge of the population on cardiovascular emergencies, the accessibility of emergency medical services (EMS) or the different responsibilities and abilities of the medical facilities could be held responsible for this...
November 2017: Der Anaesthesist
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